Meeting on January 23, 2017
The Portland Republican City Committee will meet on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm at The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, ME. We will be on the ground floor in the small parlor. Parking is out back. FMI please go to www.theportlandclub.com.
Our speakers will be Mike Quantrano and Liam Sigaud of the Maine Heritage Policy Center. They will talk about MHPC policy initiatives for the current legislative session.
We will elect a nominating committee on January 23 and will hold election for PRCC officers at our meeting on March 27. If you are interested in serving as an officer or being on the nominating committee, please come on January 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. If you would like to be a representative from PRCC to the county Republican committee, please attend on Monday, so you can be elected before the CCRC holds its elections for committee positions. NOTE: To vote in March, you must have attended at least one of the prior 2017 meetings if you did not attend in either October or November of 2016.
- Nominating Committee / March election
- County members / County Committee election
- 2017 fundraising opportunities
- Portland City Council seats up this year
All registered Portland Republicans are welcome to attend. All registered Portland Republicans who have attended at least one 1 of the last 4 meetings are voting members.
Cumberland County Lincoln Club Dinner
The Lincoln Club will hold its 132nd Annual Lincoln Dinner on Saturday, February 11, 2017 (snow date February 12), at the Italian Heritage Center. It is located on Outer Congress Street, behind the Westgate Shopping Center, at 40 Westland Avenue in Portland.
These dinners are held every year around the country in honor of our 16th President and one of the Republican Party’s great heroes, Abraham Lincoln. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Governor Paul LePage, and many other elected officials, have been invited. This year the dinner will be dedicated to former Lincoln Club President, the late Artemus Pickard.
The guest speakers for 2017 will be James & Regina Catterson-Brown. Their presentation will be about “How Long Will We Remember?” Jim is a past Department Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans, and Regina a past president of the SUVCW Auxiliary. They are now are both 'retired' from active membership in the Third Maine Volunteers, although they were members for many years.
Our Guest Minister will be Reverend Jeff McIlwain, Chaplain: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Pastor: North Star A.M.E. Zion Church, Newington, NH.
The cocktail hour/cash bar will begin at 6:00 PM; with displays of Lincoln memorabilia. Steve & Donnie Peterson, Civil War Re-enactors, will attend in uniform. The Heritage Buffet Dinner which includes a carving station, haddock, and a vegetarian dish along with salads and side dishes starts at 7:00 PM. The lecture will be presented during the dessert. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by contacting any of the members of the committee, or there will be a limited amount of tickets at the door. (FMI: Halsey Frank 712-5336, Shelley Quatrano 727-7853, or Barbara Harvey 837-2400).
The Business Women’s Republican Club (the late Cora Brown’s group) has promoted supporting our local businesses for more than 75 years. Many of the sponsors are long-time Portland small businesses who serve our community and employ many local workers to help keep Portland a vital economic force. Come help us thank our multi-generational businesses for their support of The Lincoln Club and also for their continuing support of Portland’s economy.